• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

    Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... Read More

  • Fabrics
    Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More

News

Water scarcity is a major problem, says CottonConnect

By Tara Hounslea 29 August 2014 16:24

In the build up to World Water Week in Sweden, water will increasingly be in the spotlight as major global corporate help to raise the profile of today’s most pressing water challenges. But CottonConnect, an initiative established by C&A,...

Launch Nordic selects nine material innovators

By Tara Hounslea 29 August 2014 16:20

Nine innovators have been selected to participate in the 2014 Launch Nordic Innovation Challenge, which will take place from September 10-11 in Malmö, Sweden.

Shenghong Group receives STeP certification

By Kamelia Kountcheva 29 August 2014 15:58

The New Fiber Fabric Workshop textile division of the Shenghong Group has become one of the first companies in China to be awarded STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for its environmentally friendly and socially responsible production...

China yarn market remains flat

By George Huang 29 August 2014 15:31

In north China, the cotton yarn market was still sluggish as fabric producers maintained their output at the lowest level in order to, merely, keep main customers.

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Analysis

Indian silk industry wants additional antidumping duty protection

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi 29 August 2014 16:20

Indian silk producers are pressing the government to retain an antidumping duty on silk fabric and re-impose it on silk fibre to protect against the cheaper imports from China. “Antidumping duty is the right move,” said Rakesh K...

China cotton yarn imports decline

By George Huang 28 August 2014 09:08

According to China Customs, cotton yarn imports during July amounted to 156,000 tonnes, 11.03% higher than the previous month (140, 500 tonnes), the lowest level of the last 17 months. However, the July imports still plummeted 21.3% y-o-y.

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Technical

Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...

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Profiles

Please touch!

By Kobi Mann, Business Development Manager, Ink & Consumables, Kornit Digital 29 August 2014 13:15

Ensuring printed textiles are safe for all end-users

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Reports

NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 29 August 2014 09:26

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.

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Web Watch

Cotton market: monsoon rains slow down phutti arrivals | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 31 August 2014 02:30

Monsoon slight rains in Sindh and Punjab caused temporary fall in seed cotton arrivals on the cotton market on Saturday, dealers said. The official spot rate managed to hold overnight level at Rs 5,600, they added. In ready...........

PTEA voices concern over drop in July export | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 31 August 2014 02:30

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has expressed deep concerns over drop of 7.89 percent in exports in July 2014 despite the availability of GSP Plus benefit. Unprecedented energy shortage was the prime reason behind...........

Prototype: No Canvas, No Leather: A Reboot for the Sneaker

From New York Times 30 August 2014 18:00

Continue reading the main story When people first pick up a pair of sneakers designed by Steven Weinreb, they are typically perplexed. “They’ll say, ‘Oh my God, these are extremely lightweight and they’re so...........

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